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Brand new camera, flash does not work even in auto mode

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Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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Already answered by me in another question by you...

The "error 99" is a general error on Canon cameras meaning "something's gone wrong and I don't know what to do about it". If you get them all the time, the camera is effectively dead and must go back to Canon for a service repair (circa £175 if I remember correctly).

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